Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Summary of Chapter 1

The first chapter is about Jonas an eleven-year old boy. It seems to be that he´s the maincharakter in this story. The book starts with flashbacks of Jonas. He doesn´t feel good but he doesn´t know the reason why he feels like this. In the air he sees an airplane and for him this is difficult because to fly is against the rules of the community. At home they have a ritual where they speak with each other to talk about their feelings and problems. When its Jonas time to tell about his feelings he tells them that he feels unpleasant because of the ceremony of twelve. So his parents speak alone with him.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

About Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry was born in 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Being the daughter on an Army dentist, she moved a lot within the Untied States, and also lived in Japan for a number o years. She graduated from high school in New York City and then attended Brown University in Rhode Island, married young (1956) and had four children.
While raising her children she began to write professionally. As a child she had always written stories and had always wanted to become a writer.

source: Book, page 6

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Prereading expections

I expect that thers is a guy called ´´the giver´´ who punch everyone. He gives them beans!
But it could also be a guy who goes around and give other people presents like Santa Claus.
I think it´s a good book because we read it in school in year eleven so its maybe a little ambitious, too.
The cover doesn´t tell me anything about the story of the book and i can´t imagine what the cover is about but I finally hope the book is good to read.
mfg der baboon:D

Lois Lowry